Scientists generated breaking waves in the presence of various dispersant and oil ratios (DOR) using a custom-built wave tank to investigate how subsurface oil droplets evolve in a turbulent environment.
The International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) provides a vital forum for the oil industry to gather and discuss future challenges and opportunities with sound science, practical innovation, global research, and imagination. The IOSC 2020 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana May 11-14, 2020.
Grad Student Deng Investigates How Marine Microbes Move When Oil is Present – SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 Oil-water interfaces, such as those formed by marine oil spills or natural ocean oil seeps, are teeming with bacterial activity. Some bacterial species in those interfaces form biofilms that help break up oil, which enhances biodegradation. The interfaces themselves…
Scientists conducted the largest comparison to-date of publicly available sequenced bacterial genomes to provide the first in-depth look at using high-throughput marker genes to profile a microbial community’s functional capability.
Predicting where oil will go can be one of the most challenging aspects of marine oil spill response.
Scientists isolated bacteria from Gulf of Mexico surface waters and used them in microcosm experiments to identify those that simultaneously degrade oil and produce mucus-like materials (exopolymeric substances or EPS).
Meiofauna are microscopic marine organisms that live between grains of sand in ocean, coastal, river, and stream sediments and provide important services such as recycling organic material in the sediment that contribute to healthy marine ecosystems.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Buried in Gulf Coast Beaches Could Take More Than 30 Years to Biodegrade – SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (From Newswise / September 2, 2019) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in sandy Gulf Coast beaches for decades, according to…
The leaders of the GoMRI Core Area 6 synthesis effort are pleased to announce Session 22, entitled Microbial Genomics to Improve Predictive Understanding of Disturbance in the Global Ocean System, at the 2020 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference.
Scientists measured changes in oil quantity and quality in 1,200+ samples collected over eight years at locations that Deepwater Horizon affected – the Gulf of Mexico continental shelf, estuarine waters, and marsh sediments.